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Charity ice bucket challenge held in freezing Harbin

Updated : 2018-12-29

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Most people find completing the ice bucket challenge difficult enough, but one brave group in Harbin opted to take it a step further –– doing it in -20 Celsius weather conditions, on Dec 26.

The unusual challenge was sponsored by Harbin Shangri-La Hotel and Songbei Shangri-La Hotel, as part of efforts to raise funds for Yongsheng Primary School and to increase public awareness of issues impacting education in rural areas.

A total of 55 people managed to complete the challenge, winning applause from people watching and raising money for the primary school.

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The opening ceremony for the 2018 Ice Bucket Challenge takes place at Harbin Shangri-La Hotel on Dec 26. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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People wait in line to join the 2018 Ice Bucket Challenge at Harbin Shangri-La Hotel, Dec 26. [Photo provided to China Daily]

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Contestants tip freezing-cold water over themselves at the 2018 Ice Bucket Challenge. [Photo provided to China Daily]

 

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